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Food and Agriculture Law and Policy Research Guide for the Public: VLS Center for Agriculture & Food Systems

Overview of the Center for Agriculture & Food Systems

The Vermont Law School Center for Agriculture & Food Systems (CAFS) partners with organizations nationwide, working with them to solve law and policy challenges in pursuit of a more sustainable, just, and equitable food system.

The Center for Agriculture and Food Systems develops tools and resources for food and agricultural stakeholders across the country. CAFS Projects and  CAFS Guides provide law and policy expertise to the efforts to build a more sustainable, just, and equitable food system. One good example is the Healthy Food Policy Project. It includes a curated, searchable database of 421 healthy food policies at the local level around the United States with filters by jurisdiction type and by food system category. 

In the CAFS Clinic, one of the nation’s only law and policy clinics focused solely on food and agriculture, students gain practical experience and networking opportunities. 

Set within a top-ranked environmental law program, CAFS offers degrees and courses with a unique systems-based focus on food and agricultural law and policy. A sampling of CAFS courses.

CAFS Projects

CAFS Guides and Reports